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Tips for Building A Women-Friendly Startup

Misconduct at work comes in many forms, it could be as vague as time theft to something appalling like sexual harassment. Recent “Me Too movement” has put an emphasis on the widespread occurrence of sexual harassment, including in the workplace. Women are four times more likely to experience sexual assault on the job, no matter

Team-Building Activities for Startups: Why and How

It’s almost the end of the year and everyone seems to be busier during this period. With most businesses working diligently to meet annual goals and targets, it is not an excuse to put aside employees’ wellbeing. In fact, this is the perfect time to strengthen the bond of a startup team by engaging in

Stories Where Tolerance Wins the Day

Tolerance or “the capacity to accept differences in others” is an important skill to have in every aspect of life. Its significance increases dramatically at the workplace where we have to meet and interact with a diverse group of individuals. These differences could range from sex, age, nationality and sexuality. They may also revolve around

Top 10 Women in Tech of Southeast Asian Startups

Southeast Asia has seen its fair share of home-grown unicorn startups. Grab, Lazada, Gojek, Traveloka, and Tokopedia, to name a few, are among major startups finding fruitful business journeys thanks to the region’s established ecosystem. Interestingly, more venture capital (VC) companies and angel investors are recognizing the value of putting their investment in the region’s

Startup Pitch Competitions to Look Forward in 2022

So you just came up with a great business idea. Now, where should you showcase the idea, gain valuable feedback, and actually get a chance to secure funding? The answer will be pitch competitions.  Joining startup pitch competitions can be a powerful boost that will bring success to your business project. No matter how great

Startup Red Flags: What You Can Learn from 2021

  Working at a startup has become a growing trend among Millennials and Gen-Z for the past few years. Startups often offer youth-driven dynamics and flashy perks, but there has also been a sentiment about these new businesses emphasizing too much on the hustle culture that often leads to overworking and even depression. Is it

Vegan and Sustainable Startups That are Changing the Future

Vegan startups initially started as a niche. For the longest time, the plant-based food sector struggled to develop their business mainly because investors with vegan-adjacent ethics were hard to come by. Rather than compassionate choice and conscious consumerism, investors are naturally more drawn to business with a commercial safe net. But once considered as a

How Empathetic Culture Drives Startup Development

Empathy is often viewed as a form of compassion or something that makes individuals feel good about themselves rather than a means of making policies. After two years of struggling against employee burnout caused by the pandemic, empathy is becoming increasingly important in corporate culture. The fuzziness of home and work life has been one

What Do Successful Startups Have in Common

Have you ever wondered what sets successful startups apart from the rest? Indeed, there is no single formula for success, so the answer might not be that simple. Startup challenges and competitors differ depending on the industry and the market size. While one cannot foresee who or what we will face, we can study the

Why Graphic Design Matters for Your Startup Success

If you see a green round object, what’s the first brand coming to your mind?   While the answer may vary, you surely have a particular brand in mind when visual aspects are mentioned. It goes without saying that one of the most noticeable forms of visual communication is through graphic design. Having a solid